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city that there was in northern alabama. did that make a difference? >> what helped i think more than anything is that huntsville tied itself to the industry and there were coming you know, there were a lot of people, a lot of engineers and scientists descended on alabama, and the city wanted to diaz's seagate itself and that helped them to negotiate this quietly. so yes, from the beginning -- my parents were civil rights activists and after the voting civil rights act passes then they turn to politics. i grew up licking stamps from the national democratic party. i have memories my father ran for governor against george wallace in 1970 and i have th
and advocate representing victims of racial profiling and police brutality and investigating patterns in cities of color and attending to assist people who've been released from prison to re-enter into a society that has never shown much use for them might have a series of experiences that began what i call my awakening. i began to weaken to a reality that is just so obvious to me now that what seems odd in retrospect is on could have been blamed to it for so long. as i write in the introduction to the book the new jim crow what has changed since the collapse has yet to do with the basic structure of the society than the language the we used to justify. in the era of color blindness is no longer socially permissible to use race as explicitly as a justification for discrimination, exclusion and social content, so we don't. rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color criminals and engage in practices that we supposedly left behind. today it is legal to discriminate against criminals in all of the ways in which was once legal to discriminate against africa
cities in the parade would be permitted for example and they made a practice not for permits but arrested for playing their instruments and of sell and challenging. the kind of destabilize locker by challenging the restrictions and they never needed to the supreme court of the united states because they were still in power. >> when was the first major religious case before the supreme court? >> cases from the territory had come through especially utah questions of polygamy but from the state's the major cases made it 1930's and early 1940's, the new deal era they tend not to be the salvation army but the jehovah's witness that caused a lot of the problems. as an accord was one of the cases walk us through. >> an interesting case cantwell versus conn involved a group of witnesses that have gone into a catholic neighborhood in new haven on a sunday morning and began playing anticatholic records on a portable phonograph and distributing literature and they were arrested for disturbing the peace and preaching without a permit and appealed -- that first amendment in the exercise clause in the
possible by the rise of the first city states in mesopotamia about 5000 years ago. by definition you could not have a conventional army without a state. so until you its digital conventional armies which have officers and a list of ranks, and a bureaucracy in logistics and all these other things we associate with conventional armed forces. but guess what? as soon as you at the very first city states in mesopotamia, they were immediately being attacked by nomads from the virgin islands. essentially guerrillas. and so from the very start organized militaries have always spent a lot of their time fighting unconventional, irregular warfare. and you know what? those terms don't make a heck of a lot of sense. that's one of the big takeaways that i had from doing six years of reading and research for this book. the way we think but this entire subject, it's all messed up. we think that somehow conventional warfare is the norm, that the way you all to fight is about these conventional armies slugging it out in the open. but the reality is those have always been the exception. just think about the
of the nation's first and totally digital public libraries. >> they're the most literate cities in the third straight year. the list is based on research done by mr. miller who looked at the number of bookstores and libraries as well as newspaper circulation and the education level of each of the city's population you can see them by going to u.s. a today. >> a library dhaka was checked out in 1958 made its way back to the new york public library on monday. the 55 years overdue book was returned with an envelope with a check for $100 to cover the cost. the manager jennifer says the records don't date back to the 1950's, so it is impossible to know who the book more work was. the overdue book was the biography of a priest title defier of france and xavier. state to date on the breaking news on publishing by liking as on facebook or you can follow us on a trader at booktv or visit the web site, booktv.org and click on news about books. >> what role does religion play? it seems to be important in who is going to have children and who is not, but it's in the sense of belief that in attendance th
president was city editor of the atlanta journal, they counted competition, and everyone in georgia came to know jack nelson as one of the most incisive and aggravating reporters who ever lived. i can say all the epithet's i heard described, one was his and. that has a connotation that is always burrowing in where they ought not to be. they should not be exposed to different people. jack would do that and was incredible success and sometimes under unbelievable danger. the first time he came to georgia he was inducted, went into the national guard, inducted to go to the korean war. he went to fort stewart, georgia and became a staff sergeant. if you read the book you find out he never learned how to shoot a rifle, never had any basic training at all, he was promoted above the other people who came with him from biloxi to the army and did that because he was a reporter and expert at publicizing his commanding officer's great exploits. he did this by becoming friends with all the editors of newspapers up and down the coast from savannah to florida. he ingratiated himself there and finally w
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